State of Union: Obama vows to flex powers, sidestep Congress if needed to narrow income gap

  • by: JULIE PACE , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 29, 2014 - 10:38 AM

WASHINGTON — Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary to narrow economic disparities between America's rich and poor.

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